Examining Xeomin – the newest filler to hit the market

December 6, 2017

With so many filler options on the market, understanding the differences and which product might be the best fit for you can be daunting. If you’re unfamiliar with fillers, perhaps its best if we start with a quick review of why so many men and women elect to have fillers in the first place. As we age, our skin becomes less elastic, produces less collagen, and as a result can sag and wrinkle. Injectable neuromodulators are a common way to prevent this from happening, will help to smooth out your skin and, as a result, make it look younger. At its most basic, neuromodulators are wrinkle-relaxing injections of botulinum. They fill in the area, making the skin look plump and healthy in a matter of hours with virtually no down time.

Most of us are familiar with the injectable industry giant, Botox®, but perhaps don’t realize that, generally speaking, it is recommended for use in the upper part of the face. To this end, many doctors will prescribe a mix of filler products to achieve the best look for their patients. This is because they may see better results with one product in the forehead and another in the lips, for instance. There are various types of fillers that are recommended for different areas, purposes and even a specific look the patient is hoping to achieve. (For more about the differences between specific fillers and how to choose the right one, read our article ‘How to Choose the Right Filler’.).

Each brand has a slightly different formulation of the same substance, bacterium Clostridium Botulinum, but they all work the same: by blocking the nerve impulses of the injected muscles to temporarily paralyze muscle movements that cause wrinkles. The major difference between Xeomin and Botox®, however, is that Xeomin doesn’t have a preservative protein. This means that, when it is injected, Xeomin can naturally attach itself to the muscle without delay. By way of comparison, the botulinum molecule in Botox® must first free itself from the preservative protein in order to bond with the muscle.

Generally speaking, Xeomin and Botox® work to target similar areas, and both brands are most commonly used to treat areas such as the forehead, around the eyes (crows feet), and between the eyebrows. However, many doctors do notice an aesthetic difference between the two, stating that Botox® is recommended for women looking for a more frozen look to their face, where Xeomin provides more flexibility and ultimately, will appeal to women who prefer to maintain some muscle movement but limit the facial lines they see in the mirror.

If you’d like to learn more about Xeomin, join us for our upcoming event at Coastal Girls Co on Thursday, December 14th from 6:00 – 8:00 pm. Sip, shop, and fill your brows up with special discounts on Xeomin, Coastal Girls merchandise and so much more. Drinks and light hors d’eouvres provided. RSVP via the Facebook event page here {insert link}. 

For more information call TruDerm on 561-847-4751.

Coastal Girls Co. is located at 3727 S. Dixie Hwy, West Palm Beach, FL 33405.